ST. LOUIS, MO (September 26, 2014) - In the event that the Cardinals finish the 2014 regular season tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, a tiebreaker game will be held at Busch Stadium on Monday, September 29th to determine the winner of the National League Central Division. The Cardinals have home-field advantage for the tiebreaker having won the season series with the Pirates 11 games to eight.
The winner of the tiebreaking game - which is considered a regular season game and not part of the postseason -will claim the division championship and advance to the National League Division Series (NLDS), while the other team will advance to the National League Wild Card game.
Currently, game time is yet to be determined. Gates will open one and a half hours prior to first pitch. The game will be broadcast on ESPN, 1120 KMOX, and on many of the Cardinals Radio Network affiliates.
Tiebreaker game tickets are on sale now at cardinals.com/postseason, via phone at 314.345.9000, and at the Busch Stadium ticket windows on 8th Street. Tickets can be purchased for as little as $10 a seat and as low as $50 in all-inclusive areas.
Tickets for potential Wild Card, NLDS and National League Championship Series games are also on sale now at cardinals.com/postseason. Online registration for World Series tickets began today at 10 a.m. CT.
Should the tiebreaker, or any other Cardinals postseason games, not be played, fans who purchased tickets will receive a full refund. Complete details can be found at cardinals.com/postseason.
If played, this would be the second tiebreaker scenario in Cardinals history. In 1946, the Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers finished with identical 96-58 records, setting up the first-ever best-of-three playoff series (which was used until divisional play in 1969). The Cardinals won the tiebreaker series and eventually went on to win the 1946 World Series. Monday's potential game would be the first one-game tiebreaker in Cardinals franchise history.